Australia, Canada Dominate Most Liveable Cites List

Australia, Canada Dominate Most Liveable Cites List

Mitch Feierstein 5 months ago

Wonderful Oz...

Melbourne has finally lost the crown of world's most liveable city after a seven-year reign.

The Australian city came in second place on the Economist Intelligence Unit's 2018 ranking of the world's most liveable cities, missing out on the top spot by just 0.7 percent, according to CNN.

It was pipped to the post by Vienna, which received an overall score of 99.1 percent on the annual list, which assesses stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure in 140 different cities.

Japan's Osaka and Tokyo have now moved up into the top ten, coming in third and seventh place respectively.

This year's ninth place spot went to Copenhagen, who achieved a score of 96.8 percent, making it the only other European city in the top rankings.

And while Australia may have missed out on first place this time, three of its cities were among the best scoring, with Adelaide (96.6 percent) and Sydney (97.4 percent) coming behind Melbourne in 10th and fifth place.

Canada performed well as well, with Toronto tying with Tokyo for seventh position on a score of 97.2 percent and Calgary (97.5 percent) and Vancouver (97.3 percent) taking fourth and sixth place respectively.

Most liveable cities 2018:

1. Vienna, Austria

2. Melbourne, Australia

3. Osaka, Japan

4. Calgary, Canada

5. Sydney, Australia

6. Vancouver, Canada

7. (tie) Toronto, Canada

8. (tie) Tokyo, Japan

9. Copenhagen, Denmark

10. Adelaide, Australia

Image credit: CNN

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